Botox - Dr Joanna Gach - Consultant Dermatologist


BOTOX® is the commercial tradename for Botulinum Toxin Type A.

Botox is well known as a non-surgical treatment for expressive facial wrinkles. It complements the rejuvenating effect of dermal fillers very well.

Botox is a drug that blocks the action of acetycholine at the neuromuscular junction causing weakness of a nearby muscle. It is a safe and effective treatment and is administered by several small injections. The effect is visible within a few days to 2 weeks and tends to wear off by approximately 4 months.

Your expectations will be discussed before the treatment and your face will be fully examined prior to procedure.

Botox also affects the neuroglandular junction of sweat glands and therefore can work very well for excessive sweating.

Treatment is offered for:

Dermal Fillers

A dermal filler is a beauty treatment used to effectively reduce lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin as well as increasing the volume of the skin, giving it an improved and younger appearance. Therefore not only will this improve the way you look but also the way you feel about yourself. I use a variety of fillers which are all non-surgical and give instant, long-lasting and natural looking result.

As well as reducing the depth of nasolabial folds or marionette lines, fillers also can enhance your lips. Fillers will give the lips volume and will define the lip line giving you a younger and more natural look. Fillers can also add volume not just to the lips but to the face generally as well as defining the cheek bone, jaw line and chin to combat signs of ageing.

Your first treatment’s effects usually last between 6 and 12 months although the effects on the lips most frequently last nearer to 6 months. The re-treatment after the 6-12 months retains the effect for approximately a further 18 months.

The photos below show some before and after images: